Sati Yoga: Developing a Practice
17 July – 23 July
Developing a practice is a week long exploration of Sati yoga, with a special focus on
helping students develop their own practice.
Integrating mindfulness (sati in the ancient language of Pali of the Buddha) to the practice of hatha yoga allows us to slow down, deepen our experience and increase our understanding of yoga. The practice of Sati yoga enables us to find a balance between the physical and mental practices of postural yoga and meditation as well as allowing for the transformational possibilities of the practice to enter our everyday lives.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This unique course combines traditional teaching methods alongside innovative and interactive approaches, creating a supportive environment in which students can build their own practice for the first time or rekindle a practice which has been left aside. We will be teaching what we feel are fundamental elements to a balanced practice: including sun salutations, asanas (postures), pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation techniques as well as the relevance of the yamas and niyamas (yogic ethics).
Each course will also be highly individualized according to the experience and interests of the students. There will be opportunities within the formal classes to ‘self- practice’ as well as short sessions between classes when we encourage students to experience being alone with their own practice in the yoga room. The course is designed to be very interactive, with feedback from students encouraged.
Developing a practice is suitable for anyone who enjoys doing yoga and wishes to have a practice they can do outside of attending formal classes. Beginners are welcome, as are those who are experienced yogis but who would like some guidance towards renewing their present practice.
Please note that this course involves periods of silence. To truly gain the benefits of being on retreat, we will also encourage students to turn off phones and any other electronic devices while you are here on the farm.
To ensure students receive adequate individual attention, numbers on these courses are limited to 12.
PRICE AND WHAT’S INCLUDED
In line with our three tier pricing, the normal cost of this retreat is €850 with the option of a Supported rate of €600 for those who can’t afford the normal price and a Supporter rate of €990 for those who would like to support our work and encourage us to continue offering supported rate on our courses. A 50% deposit, payable online by Paypal or by bank transfer, is required at the time of booking.
- Six nights single room accommodation. If you are coming with a friend or parter you are sharing with, a €150 discount is available
- All meals (delicious organic vegetarian food, all vegetables grown on our farm)
- 14 yoga classes and 7 meditation sessions, equivalent to 34 hours of tuition
- Observance of appropriate social distancing and all health and safety / hygiene protocols to ensure everyone’s safety
On this course you will learn:
- Sun salutations
- A number of asanas which you can include in your daily routine
- How to build a balanced asana practice (sequencing and structuring, therapeutic effects of various postures)
- How to fit your practice into your daily life
- Basic pranayama techniques
- A simple meditation routine
17 July – 23 July
The course starts at 5.30 pm on the first day of the course, with the ferry from the mainland and ends at 12.30 on the last day of the course, in time for the 1.00 pm ferry back to the mainland.
The price is based on single room occupancy (you may have to share a bathroom with one other person). If you are coming with a friend or partner you are sharing a room with, a €150 discount will be applied to your balance.
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Discounts and financial assistance
If you think that attending one of our retreats would be of great benefit to you, no matter what your particular financial situation may be, we are very happy to explore various options for discounted prices. Please contact us!
Sorry, this course is now booked out.
Another one will take place in August, but dates still have to be confirmed.